This is my third time doing this pregnancy thing, and boy, am I sick of seeing my old maternity clothes come back out of that box yet again. Here are some new pieces I picked up this time around that I have been wearing like crazy. I thought I should share my hard-won findings with all […]
I worry that I have gotten dumber in recent years, as I am fearful of driving anywhere without my phone reassuring me that I’m making all the right turns. How did I ever get around before? And picking a restaurant in another city? Can’t do that without learning what everyone else thinks of the restaurant […]
You can wear whatever you want during labor as long as it doesn’t obstruct access to your birthing parts. Hence pretty pushers.
Thanks to Desitin, my favorite booty cream, for sponsoring today’s post. If you’re in charge of throwing the perfect baby shower, fear not! There are as many ways to do it – and not screw it up – as there are pregnant ladies. Since every mom-to-be is different, we put together a list of seven […]
As a money- and sanity-saving tip for expectant parents, I suggest living off of one partner’s salary and save the rest for the duration of pregnancy!
When I was about to have my rookie baby, Holden, I looked at my friend Susan (going at it for the second time) as though she were a total expert. I thought that I was sooooo special (not true!) and sooooo clueless (true!) but she had it all figured out. Well, I have news for my […]
Getting your breastpump covered by health insurance is more complicated than it needs to be. Here’s how to get your pump paid for.
Thanks to Oakland mom and non-profit executive Chantal Laurie Below for this guest post. We met through our shared babysitter a few years ago. When she sent me this post and I was so excited about it, I wrote on Facebook that I love when people send us an excellent post just because they have […]
A question we’ve received from readers more than once is this: What type of paint is safe for painting my pregnant belly? Well, this confirms there are tons of women out there as weird as I am. However, I’m not a dermatologist or even a paintologist, so I am usually hesitant to make a guess, […]
Thanks to Walmart.com for sponsoring this Rookie Moms post. At my sister-in-law’s baby shower, we played a new-to-me game that everyone seemed to enjoy. At least, I thought it was a clever way to pass the time with a lot of women I didn’t already know. Bonus points that this hands-on activity didn’t require anyone […]
Whitney is about six-months pregnant in this picture; I’m sure she could tell you the exact number of weeks and days. Little did I know that two weeks later I would be pregnant, too!
Rachel is our newest contributor. She and her partner Heather are expecting their first baby. We asked her to introduce herself by way of reflecting on the countdown before her maternity leave begins. Here is her first post. I have a stressful job, and it’s no one’s fault but my own. I’m pretty sure there […]